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A Few 1874 Marriages of Bell County

1874 Bell County Marriages

Resided in, born in Bell County; first marriage – unless otherwise noted.

  • February 29, 1874 – Leander Johnson, age not given, farmer, married Mary Denny, of Bell County, age 18, mother born in Lee County.
  • January 3, 1874 – James D. Mason, age 19, farmer, married Nancy J. Partin, age 18, mother born in Tennessee.
  • January 22, 1874 – Moses Lake, age 21, farmer, parents born in Tennessee, married Mary Jones, age 27, she and parents born in Harlan County.
  • December 3, 1874 – Emilie Stout, age 19, living and born in Lee County, Virginia, farmer, married Amanda Miracle, age23, mother born in North Carolina.
  • March 26, 1874 – Daniel Wilder, age 19, farmer, mother born in Harlan County, married Nancy Miracle, age 19, mother born in North Carolina.
  • January 15, 1874 – Green B. Turner, age 22, farmer, married Nancy G. Partin, age 25.
  • June 2, 1874 – Ewell Humbree, living in Knox County, age 18, farmer, married Florence Ingram, age 21.
  • March 1874 – Wiley Janes, age 18, farmer, married Caroline Davis, age 16, mother born in Tennessee.
  • December 20, 1874 – William H. Partin, age 19, farmer, married Sidney Fuson, age 19.
  • June 19, 1874 – James Green, age 18, living in Lincoln County, farmer, married Ann L. Bull, age 26, father born in Tennessee, mother born in Harlan County.
  • December 3, 1874 – Jefferson Hendrickson, age 21, farmer, married Elizabeth J. Bull, age 21, father born in Tennessee, mother born in Harlan County.
  • October 18, 1874 – Andrew J. Bailey, no age given, living in Harlan County, clerk for merchant, married Catherine Ward, age 24.
  • July 25, 1874 – William Webb, age 53, second marriage, farmer, he and parents born in Tennessee, married Lucinda Gibson, age 28.
  • February 22, 1874 – John Evans, age 21, farmer, married Nancy Webb, age 21, father born in Tennessee, mother born in Harlan County.
  • November 26, 1874 – Shelton Evans, age 19, farmer, married Mary Fuson, age 20, father born in Tennessee, mother born in Lee County, Virginia.
  • October 18, 1874 – William L. Fuson, age 25, second marriage, farmer, father born in Tennessee, married Charity A. M. Smith, age 21, father born in Clay County, mother born in Tennessee.

Richard Creekmur Biography

from Kentucky – A History of the State, Perrin, Battle and Kniffin, 1887

Simpson County

Richard Creekmur was born February 29, 1822, in Simpson County, Kentucky, where he grew to manhood and has always resided.  His father, William M. Creekmur, a native of Norfolk County, Virginia, was a soldier in the War of 1812; was long a member of the Regular Baptist Church, and died in Simpson County in 1844, at the age of seventy-two years.  He was a son of Richard Creekmur, of Virginia, who was a soldier in the Revolution.  William M. married Martha, daughter of Jonathan and Martha Balance (died 1847, aged sixty-three years), and from their union sprang Philip, Rilen, Dorcas (See), Mary Stewart, Sallie (May), William M., Richard and Tabitha (Stewart).

In May, 1844, Richard married Eliza, daughter of Philip and Mary (Jones) Gibbs, of Simpson County (born in Campbell County, Virginia, March 2, 1817), and to them were born Martha J. (Bush), Lafayette, Mary E. (deceased), William, Sallie B. (deceased), Emily and Alice (deceased).  In the beginning of their business career, Mr. and Mrs. Creekmur had an even start in the world, and by industry and perseverance have acquired a competency.  They lost five slaves by the late war.  Mr. Creekmur is a farmer, having 106 acres of well improved and productive land in a high state of cultivation.  He is a member of the Primitive Baptist Church, and in politics a Democrat.

William Creekmur was born in Simpson County, August 1, 1852; married November 9, 1876, Amanda N., daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Capewell) Jennings, of Simpson County (born March 14, 1856), and their union has been favored by the birth of one son, Herschel.  William owns forty-eight acres of first-class land.  He is a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, and in politics a Democrat.